The net funds are divided thus: One half of the net is awarded to the Heritage Fund to distribute in grants and scholarships to girls and women in post-secondary programs or who are graduating from Toronto high schools. (Approximately S30,000) Of the other half of the net, $10,000 becomes the Discretionary Giving of the Board.
The amount after the deductions of the Heritage Fund and the Discretionary Giving, becomes the Charitable Giving Fund (approximately $20,000) which can be awarded to organizations which are recommended to the Board by the Charitable Activities Committee. These organizations are able to provide the UWC with a tax receipt.
Recent Activities of the UWC Toronto
In the Christmas season we are doing a collection of winter clothing for Romero House and in January we will begin a collection of fabrics for Sistering.
We collected hundreds of books for the libraries in women’s prisons.
We are so fortunate to be able to provide financial help to these organizations. We hope that the connections we have made will lead to volunteering and mentoring with both Romero House and Sistering.
Letter of Thanks
You are helping to change the lives of many women who find creative outlet and therapeutic healing in our textile studio. Your generous gift in December 2017 of $10,000 will help us launch the sewing component of our education and training program at Spun Studio. AND, our sisters will enjoy additional warmth and comfort in the Drop In overnight with your wonderful gift of $5,000.
Thank you for your belief and commitment to supporting some of Toronto’s most vulnerable women – I am grateful for your interest and generosity.
At Sistering, we are driven by one simple truth: all women, regardless of circumstance, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. It takes the kindness and generosity of many partners to make a difference in the lives of the women in our community.
I look forward to our new partnership and we welcome your donations of fabric and wool – they will be inspirational for our creative souls in Spun Studio.
With heartfelt gratitude and best wishes for a safe and healthy holiday,
Patricia O’Connell Executive Director
Romero House Families Thank Us
Thanks a lot for your contribution in my life, and when I say my life someone would think I’m exaggerating but I am truly not. Having this laptop not only helps me but it really makes things easier for me.
So a little introduction about me. My name is Sabreena. I’m 19 years old from a beautiful country named Etritrea. I love music, reading and watching movies. Soon enough I’m planning to go back to school for my undergrad and I can’t stress enough how big a part you guys and Romero House have played in helping me do so.
This thank you note has gone on long enough so thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you. You guys are Awesome!!!
With this letter I want to say thank you so much. Through Romero House I received the money that you kindly donated to support the education and empowerment of Romero House women. With this money I bought a beautiful laptop. My family also thanks you for your support. It is a generous gesture that demonstrates the fraternity that the Toronto University Women’s Club feels for other women.
I really appreciate your donation and I am sure that the laptop will help all our family in our education. Thank you so much.
– Alexandra Robayo
Thank you letters from Indspire
Our children are the future, and carry with them a great potential to lead this country. As Canada’s fastest growing demographic group, Indspire youth hold particular promise but they need your support! Thanks to the generosity of donors like UWC, we are building brighter futures for more indigenous youth every year. Thank you!
Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO Indspire,
Across Canada, everyone has a remarkable opportunity to do something truly incredible – to help close the gap in Indigenous achievement through education. We are thrilled by your investment in the ‘Building Brighter Futures’ program to support indigenous youth pursuing their post-secondary education. The University Women’s Club of Toronto’s investment in Indigenous youth across Canada will encourage and empower them, converting their ambitions and aspirations into solid achievement and brighter futures. Your commitment is sending a clear message that every child should be given that chance to succeed and for that we thank you.
Paul Klein, CFRE, Director, Individual Giving, Indspire.